Enviva’s Port of Chesapeake receives award for its efforts to improve water quality, reduce energy use, and restore the Elizabeth River
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Enviva accepts the “Sustained Distinguished Performance River Star Business” Award from The Elizabeth River Project. From left to right: Pam Boatwright (Deputy Director Administration & River Star Businesses Program Manager), Aaron Leftwich (Enviva Terminal Manager), Aaron Anseeuw (Enviva Port Manager), Princess Elizabeth (Robin Dunbar, Deputy Director of Education for The Elizabeth River Project).
BETHESDA, Md., January 21, 2021 /CSRwire/ — Enviva, a leading renewable energy company specializing in sustainable wood bioenergy, today announced it was the recipient of the Elizabeth River Project’s “Sustained Distinguished Performance River Star Business” award. The Elizabeth River Project is a non-profit organization that leads community efforts to restore the environmental health of the Elizabeth River while affirming the river’s continued value to the port economy near Hampton Roads, Virginia. This esteemed, annual award is given to companies that have completed a significant new initiative while maintaining a commitment to the values of the Elizabeth River Project. This year, the organization recognized Enviva’s Port of Chesapeake terminal for the successful deployment of several environmental initiatives.
“We are honored to be the recipient of the Elizabeth River Project’s award for Enviva’s work to restore the Elizabeth River’s ecosystem,” said Thomas Meth, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Enviva. “We are especially proud and inspired by our team at the Port of Chesapeake terminal for their work and dedication. From helping to restore oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay to implementing important sustainability initiatives, our team has shown their dedication to improving the Elizabeth River and playing a vital role in protecting our natural resources.”
Committed to restoring the Elizabeth River to the highest level of environmental quality through government, business, and community partnerships, the River Restoration Advisory Committee - comprised of River Star peers and technical experts - reviews River Star applications every fall for entry and advancement into the program. To receive recognition at the “Model Level,” applicants must achieve exceptional accomplishments in pollution prevention and wildlife habitat and be a community leader in environmental stewardship. Enviva’s Port of Chesapeake terminal successfully implemented sustainable projects to help improve water quality, reduce energy use, and ultimately benefit the Elizabeth River’s ecosystem. Throughout the last year, Enviva reduced energy use with LED lighting, improved its HVAC systems throughout its facility, as well as enhanced its stormwater runoff systems.
“The Elizabeth River Project congratulates Enviva’s Port of Chesapeake terminal on the Sustained Distinguished Performance award,” stated Pam Boatwright, Deputy Director Administration & River Star Businesses Program Manager. “This award recognizes the top ‘Model Level’ efforts in our River Star Business Program. Enviva is a great neighbor and they are doing right by the river. We’re thrilled Enviva is here.”
Enviva officially accepted the award at the Elizabeth River Project’s Annual Recognition Event held virtually on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET. To learn more about the awards program or to view a full list of 2020 winners, visit: https://elizabethriver.org/river-star-businesses.
About Enviva Partners, LP
Enviva Partners, LP (NYSE: EVA) is a publicly traded master limited partnership that aggregates a natural resource, wood fiber, and processes it into a transportable form, wood pellets. The Partnership sells a significant majority of its wood pellets through long-term, take-or-pay off-take contracts with creditworthy customers in the United Kingdom and Europe. The Partnership owns and operates nine plants with a combined production capacity of approximately 4.9 million MTPY in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, and Florida. In addition, the Partnership exports wood pellets through its marine terminals at the Port of Chesapeake, Virginia and the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina and from third-party marine terminals in Savannah, Georgia, Mobile, Alabama, and Panama City, Florida. To learn more about Enviva Partners, LP, please visit our website at www.envivabiomass.com and follow us on social media @Enviva.
Enviva Holdings, LP is the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, a renewable and sustainable energy source used to generate electricity and heat. Through its subsidiaries, Enviva Holdings, LP owns and operates wood pellet processing plants and deep-water export terminals in the Southeastern United States. Enviva exports its pellets primarily to power, heat, and combined heat and power (CHP) generators in the United Kingdom, Europe and Japan that previously were fueled by coal, enabling them to reduce their lifetime carbon footprint by about 85 percent. Enviva makes its pellets using sustainable practices that protect Southern forests and employs about 1,200 people while supporting many other businesses in the U.S. South. Enviva Holdings, LP conducts its activities primarily through two entities: Enviva Partners, LP, a publicly traded master limited partnership (NYSE: EVA), and Enviva Development Holdings, LLC, a wholly owned private company. To learn more about Enviva Holdings, LP, please visit our website at www.envivabiomass.com and follow us on social media @Enviva.
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